Donna Jean Hankel, age 86 of Endeavor passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Tivoli in Portage. Donna was born in Madison on February 9, 1933 to Clayton and Anna (Hanson) Bunnell. She married Fred Hankel on December 18, 1951 in Iowa and together they had six children; Fred preceded Donna in death on April 30, 2006. Donna was all about her family, she had a variety of jobs throughout her life but mostly a homemaker. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, crocheting and playing cards.
Donna leaves behind her six children: Fred (Debra), Pat (Craig) Bartz, Judy (Lance) Hernkind, Linda Goodhue, David (Lisa) and Don (Becky) Hankel as well as fourteen grandchildren: Laura (Tim Reeve) Hankel, Fred Jr (Lisa Richter) Hankel, Justin (Holly) Bartz, Derek Bartz, Lance Jr (Danielle) Hernkind, Brooke (Dustin) Georgeson, Jason (Samantha Langer) Nelson, Michelle (Briar) Jenkins, Kayla (Josh) Allen, Michael Goodhue, David Hankel Jr., Krystal (Megan) Sutton, Timothy Hankel and Kimberly Hankel. She is further survived by 22 great-grandchildren, and her brother, E.F. “Dutch” Bunnell as well as other extended family members.
Donna is preceded in death by her parents, husband, in-laws: Florence and Otis Hankel, sons-in-law: Michael Goodhue and Mark “Mooch” Goodhue, great-grandson, Clayton Hernkind and ten half-brothers.
In accordance with Donna’s wishes, her family will be having a private memorial service.
Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Oxford and Montello is honored to be serving the family. www.CrawfordFH.com
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